We are an Age Friendly City
Cardinia Shire is proud to be an Age Friendly City, as recognised by the World Health Organisation.
An age-friendly city encourages active ageing by giving people opportunities to enjoy good health, participate in their community and feel secure and safe as they age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.
How we support seniors
We have a number of services, events and activities to help seniors maintain physical and mental health, feel safe and secure, remain involved in the community and stay connected to others. What we do in this area is shaped by our Age Friendly Strategy.
Have input into our next Ageing Well Strategy
We are creating a roadmap to support the wellbeing of our ageing community over the next 5 years – the Ageing Well Strategy 2019-24
You can help shape the strategy by completing the online survey.
To get involved visit the Have your say on ageing well in Cardinia Shire web page.
Ageing Well newsletter for seniors
You can get a copy of the publication from:
- your local library (including mobile library points)
- neighbourhood houses and community centres
- Cardinia Cultural Centre
- Council’s Customer Service Centre
- Cardinia Life
- Koo Wee Rup Regional Health Service
- Emerald Evergreens Senior Citizens Centre
- Garfield Community Op. Shop
You can also sign up to our Ageing Well e-newsletter to get notified by email when a new edition is out.
Find local seniors groups
Find Council and community events
A range of Council and local community events are listed in our online events calendar.
Apply for seniors' accommodation
About personal alarms
We do not provide personal alarms.
Funded personal alarms
If you are over 65, you may be eligible for a subsidised personal alarm. To enquire about this you can:
- contact Mecwacare for an assessment on 5945 0800
- speak to a community health nurse or occupational therapist
If you are under 65, contact Monash Health on 1300 342 273
Unfunded personal alarms
Many private providers offer medical monitoring services which you are required to pay for.
Find out about aged care services
My Aged Care is a national online and phone service to help you find aged care services and what services may be available to help you, a family member, friend or someone you're caring for.